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THE R.I. SUPREME COURT has upheld the arbitration award for the University of Rhode Island in a longstanding dispute between the university and the Hellenic Society Paidea Rhode Island chapter over the failed construction of a Greek center on campus. / COURTESY HELLENIC SOCIETY PAIDEA RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER

R.I. Supreme Court upholds URI’s arbitration award over ‘Greek ruins’

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The long-running dispute between the University of Rhode Island and a nonprofit over a never-completed construction project of a Greek cultural...
LINDEN "LINDY" NASH has been promoted to managing attorney for Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd. / COURTESY CHISHOLM CHISHOLM & KILPATRICK LTD.

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick names new managing attorney

PROVIDENCE – Linden “Lindy” Nash, who has been a supervising attorney for Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd.’s bequest management practice and has been with...
OFFICE ADVOCATE: R.I. Public Defender Collin Geiselman says he’s asking legislators to add $600,000 more in the R.I. Office of the Public Defender’s fiscal 2025 budget to raise the wages of staff attorneys as a recruitment and retention tool.
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Understaffed public defenders struggling to cover cases

R.I. Public Defender ­Collin Geiselman is accustomed to attorneys on his staff leaving to take higher-paying positions at private law firms, but now he’s...

Johnston Zoning Board rejects solar farm proposal

JOHNSTON – The Zoning Board on Thursday rejected a proposal to build a massive solar farm in a residential neighborhood, stunning the crowd of...

R.I. Supreme Court could intervene in Verizon tax challenge

PROVIDENCE – Verizon New England Inc. is asking the state’s high court to review its so far unsuccessful legal challenge asserting it is owed...

SouthCoast Wind developer to pay $60.4M to break contracts with Mass....

Breaking a contract comes at a price. In the case of the Massachusetts offshore wind developer reneging on its power purchase agreements with utility companies,...
GETTING THEM STARTED: Christopher D. Graham, co-managing partner of Locke Lord LLP’s Providence office, offers counseling to startup businesses in capital formation, representing emerging companies and private equity investors in different rounds of equity financing, among other services. 
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Christopher D. Graham, Locke Lord LLP Providence office co-managing partner

PBN Leaders & Achievers 2023 Christopher D. Graham Locke Lord LLP Providence office co-managing partner PROVIDING LEGAL REPRESENTATION to many over the years has been rewarding...

SouthCoast petitions R.I. Supreme Court to intervene on offshore project 

PROVIDENCE – The company behind a Massachusetts offshore wind project requesting approval to run a cable across Rhode Island is petitioning the R.I. Supreme...
CRANSTON CITY COUNCILOR Matthew R. Reilly has been suspended from practicing law in the state following his May 15 drug arrest. / COURTESY LAW OFFICE OF MATTHEW R. REILLY

Former Cranston city councilor suspended from practicing law after drug arrest

CRANSTON – Former City Councilor Matthew R. Reilly, who was arrested May 15 for drug possession after he was found by police passed out...
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT on Friday affirmed the R.I. Public Utilities Commission's denial to provide Block Island Power Co. a petition for declaratory judgement seeking all Rhode Island electric ratepayers to pay for costs of the company building an interconnection to the electric grid and purchasing a backup transformer.

R.I. Supreme Court rules against Block Island Power over grid connection,...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Supreme Court on Friday affirmed a state ruling denying Block Island Power Co.'s request to have Rhode Island electric ratepayers...
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